We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$4 - $19
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Thai
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features
Reviews (1,137)
Filter reviews
1,135 results
Traveler rating
864
180
45
27
19
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
864
180
45
27
19
Show reviews that mention
All reviews thai food thai green curry crispy duck king prawns ribs soup lovely atmosphere fantastic meal set menu lovely evening take away banquet starters takeaway lytham
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Zen for my brothers birthday and as usual we weren't disappointed, as a family we have been going there from the day they opened in St Anne's and before that when they were in Blackpool, we would recommend it to anyone. We started...with the chicken & sweetcorn soup it was served quickly and piping hot it is the best soup ever, we followed that with the Thai sharing platter for 2 and because we knew just how good they are we ordered some sesame prawn toast which simply cannot be beaten anywhere. For my main course I had the chefs recommended belly pork in Chinese spices with some coconut rice on the side, the pork was beautiful and melted in the mouth, fantastic flavours from the spicies, my brother had the mixed seafood chow main in oyster sauce, also very nice. We both finished off with a banana split each. All in all wonderful food, wonderful relaxed atmosphere and very efficient attentive staff which made my brothers birthday special. Well done and thank you to the chef and all the staff, excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Zen last night we have been going for a very long time and we can say it is the best place to go and enjoy eating food and the Service and staff are very good with you

Date of visit: October 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here on visit to St Annes,lovely Asian fusion food with a great choice of different styles of dishes from Cantonese to thai cuisine, restaurant was busy so booking would be advised, food and service was really good and it's definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here a few times over the year when in the area . It became one of th etchings we always looked forward to , This time , sadly was a total disaster , the Menus appeared to have been slimmed down with...many standard Items no longer on menus , such as KUNG PO, chicken , Szechuan chicken etc, . Service disjointed Had to ask twice for the crackers, Spare ribs hardly any flavour , One main arrived, with someone’s elses rice Ten minutes later 2nd main course arrived Sizzling filet steak in back peeper sauce Beef chewy/tough Sauce , devoid of pepper Wont be going back everMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening without a booking and the staff were very helpful in finding us a table on a very busy evening. Food was very good and the venue is a lovely place. Staff very friendly.

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a very busy evening and was seated upstairs which in my opinion was better than the main restaurant the service was exceptional and the food was tremendous all authentic and presented perfectly,the two Thai ladies who were looking after us were really...attentive and friendly we will definitely be returning. 5 star highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent value for money, good variable choices. Good service.was very busy even On a Tuesday night

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed September 14, 2021

We visited on a very busy Tuesday evening. The restaurant is attractive and has a nice ambience. We had one early evening special meal and two dishes from the main menu. The special meal is great value with a good selection of dishes. We started...with a lovely thai prawn salad followed by a fine aromatic crispy duck then a superb house special chow mein ( very generous fresh vegetables and meats together with prawns ) and an excellent BBQ pork with seasonal greens .Sharing all the food. The food was outstanding with good quality meats and vegetables cooked to perfection. All portions were generous in size including the early evening special dishes. The service was fast and friendly. Booking is essential as the restaurant is understandably very popular. Great value for this quality. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?
Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

On a visit to St Annes we were looking for a Chinese Takeaway. After reading the trip advisor and Google reviews Zen seemed to get highest reviews. It was more expensive than the other Chinese takeaways but we thought with the reviews we would be...paying a bit extra for really tasty food, how wrong we were. On the positives the staff were friendly and helpful with allergy enquiry. After placing an order for a dish that was asked to made gluten free they phoned back to say it couldn't. Credit to them for that as other restaurants may have just served it. The meal was ready on time and pipping hot in the containers. The restaurant also looked very pleasant. On the way back to our rental the restaurant called saying that they had forgotten one of the dishes. As I was almost back I drooped food of the others and headed back to the restaurant. On getting back to the house the others had nearly eaten and were not happy with the food. 3 of the kids had their favourite chicken chow mein and none if them enjoyed it they thought the chicken was dry, not seasoned and overcooked. They didn't like the watery sauce either. The adults all had barbecued ribs that were drier than the Sahara desert with no sauce. The meat was fatty and not particularly nice and you only got 4 tiny ribs for almost £7. One person did enjoy theirs and that was the vegetarion Thai dish The other main dish was sea bass with ginger and spring onion which was okay but I could have cooked nicer myself. If you are looking for tasty Chinese food in Lytham I would look elsewhere.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?1  
Reviewed September 12, 2021 via mobile

Staff very attentive and place great and authentic food the worst I have ever had ordered chicken and cashew nuts sauce like water no Chinese vegetables the vegetables I got was carrots and peas looked like frozen vegetables from Iceland would never go back

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
The Bedford Hotel
525 reviews
.13 miles away
Clifton Park Hotel
749 reviews
.15 miles away
The Anchorage
49 reviews
.16 miles away
St. Ives Hotel
1,052 reviews
.18 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Bistro St Annes
217 reviews
.05 miles away
Imli
905 reviews
.07 miles away
Tiggis St Annes
1,314 reviews
.03 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ashton Gardens
319 reviews
.22 miles away
St. Anne's Beach
565 reviews
.47 miles away
St Annes Pier
981 reviews
.12 miles away
Les Dawson Memorial Statue
69 reviews
.99 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Havebagwilltravel888
August 25, 2020|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from mariasykes | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think they will let disabled people dogs but I don't know about your westies. They are lovely people that own it.If you ring them I am sure they will be able to help.Enjoy.
1
Vote
myworldaswell
March 14, 2020|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from silverreviewer | Reviewed this property |
Yes better to order early evening before they get too busy
2
Votes
amybA4854IZ
May 19, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from paulinepreston | Reviewed this property |
they do but not sure if it will fit 20 we went again on Saturday there was 15 of us it was wonderful never disappointing when we go there just fabulous. food awesome.
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about The Zen Restaurant

Yes, The Zen Restaurant offers takeout services.

The Zen Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5